Aiming Euro Lights....

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Sat Mar 24 14:34:06 EDT 2007

Sounds good to me.  And the your measurements were pretty much the  
same dimensions as those linked in within Phil's message...only  
exception was those used a 25 rather than a 20 foot setback.


On Mar 24, 2007, at 11:24 AM, Bernie Benz wrote:

> My 3” down at 20’ is from a Ceibe (sp) adjustment spec.
>> From: Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at>
>> Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:17:08 -0700
>> To: Bernie Benz <b.benz at>
>> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at>, Audi 20V list  
>> Audi 20V
>> <audi20v at>
>> Subject: Re: Aiming Euro Lights....
>> Bernie,
>> Thanks for the info...sounds about like what I did, except found a
>> level parking lot (or what appeared to be level), drove up the wall,
>> put some tape on the wall where the bright spot from the bulb was for
>> both headlights and marked that spot with a sharpie, measured down
>> the wall whatever distance Bentley said to use, made another tape/
>> sharpie mark, pulled the car straight back whatever distance Bentley
>> said, and aimed accordingly.
>> I'll compare those Bentley dimensions to what you've got here and see
>> if there is any discrepancy with adjustments made accordingly.
>> I guess otherwise, besides people flashing me with lows, my highs
>> also seem a bit high.  I get a lot of reflection from road signs on
>> dark country roads.
>> Regardless, still some of the best money I spent on the car.  Night
>> vision is very nice.
>> Derek P
>> On Mar 24, 2007, at 10:53 AM, Bernie Benz wrote:
>>> I’ve done so as follows:
>>> Find a poorly lighted parking garage with level floor and solid
>>> vertical
>>> wall and having an expansion joint in the floor perpendicular to
>>> the wall.
>>> Align and position the car (driver’s side tires) with the joint,
>>> headlights
>>> 20’ from wall. Using your tape as a plumb bob, chalk mark a joint
>>> vertical
>>> extension line up the wall. Snap a horizontal chalk line on the
>>> wall in
>>> front of the car at the height of the headlight CL less 3”. (Only
>>> the low
>>> beams are adjusted, the highs following the low adjustment. Good
>>> highs, the
>>> hot spot should be centered on the center X of each HL, but not
>>> adjustable)
>>> Measure distances from joint to horizontal HL CL and transfer these
>>> distances into vertical CL marks across the horizontal aim line.
>>> That’s the
>>> setup.
>>> Adust one headlight at a time with the other one covered. The low  
>>> beam
>>> shadow line should fall on the H line and the step up or angle up
>>> transition
>>> point of the shadow line should fall on the vertical CL for each HL.
>>> Bernie
>>>> From: Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at>
>>>> Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 09:58:44 -0700
>>>> To: 200q20v at
>>>> Subject: Aiming Euro Lights....
>>>> So how has everyone else with Euro lights aimed their headlights?
>>>> Way back when upon installation, I used the guidelines that Bentley
>>>> provided for aiming the headlights (ie measuring height on a wall,
>>>> being a certain distance from said wall, etc).
>>>> Now I know that the projection pattern is different between the  
>>>> Euro
>>>> and the 'merican the aiming guidelines should  
>>>> (?) be
>>>> different, but I don't have anything else to go off of besides  
>>>> what's
>>>> in the Bentley.  All that said...based on how often I get  
>>>> "flashed,"
>>>> me thinks this is not the best method to use.
>>>> what have others used as a guide for aiming Euro lights, and
>>>> what have your roadway impressions been?
>>>> Derek P
>>>> PS, I only use the 55w/60w (or whatever it is) halogen bulbs,  
>>>> not the
>>>> 100w combo.
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